Technology in the Classroom isn't Utopia. It's a must.

Visualize the perfect classroom.  In it you would notice couches, cosy seating arrangements on the floor as well as tables and comfortable chairs for conferencing.  An aquarium stands in the right hand corner, three brightly coloured stools in front of it.  Lighting can be softened via a dimmer switch.  Abundant natural light would help the indoor plants thrive. Plentiful up-to-date computer technology like Smart Boards, smart phones and laptops would be accessible, easy to use, and helpful for all those who need / wish to use it.  Students would be learning cooperatively on problems posed by a teacher facilitator.  Some would be tapping out text responses via cell phone on a blog.  Utopia, isn?t it?  But why should it be?  If we are serious...

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